Colin Maxwell appointed Territory Senior Partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Colin Maxwell  as Territory Senior Partner.  Mr. Maxwell’s appointment follows the retirement of Mr. Maxim Rochester, and will see him assume the helm on Friday, 1 July 2011.

Mr. Maxwell has been operating in the role of the firm’s Managing Partner for the last two years, the most recent of various leadership roles he has successfully executed during his career with PwC Jamaica, including Lead Assurance Partner and Risk Management Partner. 

With over 30 years experience in public accounting, Mr. Maxwell has served a wide cross section of clients including companies involved in banking, insurance, manufacturing & retail. 

Mr. Maxwell is a graduate of the College of Arts, Science and Technology (now The University of Technology) where he obtained an honours diploma in Accounting.  He is a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ).  He serves on the firm’s Technical Committee, which, among other things, advises on the application and interpretation of accounting and auditing standards.

Of his appointment, Mr. Maxwell says: “I am excited about the business opportunities which lie ahead for PwC Jamaica.  It is for me a personal challenge to lead the number one professional services team in creating value for the Jamaican public and private sectors while contributing to the continued development of our country.”

Of his retiring colleague, Mr. Maxwell added: “Mr. Rochester is a true PwC man, totally dedicated to the firm and has carried on the tradition of leaving the firm better than he found it.”

Colin is a former member of the Company Law Reform Committee of the ICAJ.  He has presented papers in various fora, including papers at the ICAJ and the Jamaica Institute of Bankers.

Outgoing Territory Senior Partner, Mr. Maxim Rochester added: “I am delighted that Colin has agreed take up the role of Territory Senior Partner at PwC Jamaica. His energy and enthusiasm for the development of the firm are vitally important as it drives towards its vision and strategic priorities. Colin brings with him a wealth of operational, financial, and leadership skills and experience that will significantly enhance the firm’s ability to provide a distinctive experience to our clients and our people.  

I am of the belief that life is all about the choices you make...  I have absolutely no regrets in my choices to date.  The [PwC] people – both colleagues and clients that I have had the opportunity to work with are the finest, most professional and arguably the most talented that one could have hoped to share a career with.  For that I am truly thankful!”